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National support webpages and helplines

  • Ability Net Can help volunteers provide free IT support to older people and people with disabilities of any age. Our volunteers can support people located anywhere in the UK. You can request support by: using the 'Request our help' form, calling our helpline on 0800 048 7642 (freephone and minicom) during UK office hours or sending an email to
  • Action for Happiness Exploring What Matters gives you the chance to meet friendly, like-minded people and find simple ways to make yourself and others happier.
  • Campaign to end loneliness There is no one way to effectively deal with loneliness but there are lots of different things that can, and do, help. This website helps you to deal with feelings of loneliness.
  • Mind A Guide on how to cope with loneliness or call 0300 123 3393.
  • NHS What you can do if you feel lonely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
  • NHS 5 Steps to Wellbeing Evidence suggests there are 5 steps you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Trying these things could help you feel more positive and able to get the most out of life.
  • Red Cross Life can sometimes feel overwhelming. Reaching out to others may feel like a challenge at times and knowing where to look for advice is sometimes hard. These resources from the Red Cross can help.
  • Samaritans  Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We're here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call us free on 116 123 or email us at
  • Togetherall (formerly Big White Wall) provides a safe space to connect with others and express how you are feeling. The Togetherall community is available 24/7 and monitored round the clock by trained professionals.
  • Wavelength have been the leading national loneliness charity for 80 years, and have successfully helped to prevent loneliness through the provision of technology.
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